lee ranaldo with solistenensemble kaleidoskop

Lee Ranalda by Cara Stricker
Lee Ranalda by Cara Stricker

June 14th, 2013 @ 20:30
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Holland Festival

A stargaze project, in cooperation with solistenensemble kaleidoskop, in co-production with the holland festival.

The Berlin string ensemble Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop have built themselves a reputation as pioneers on the concert stage. For this performance conducted by André de Ridder, they are joined by special guest guitarist lee ranaldo.  Co-founder of noise rock band Sonic Youth as well as an early member of Glenn Branca’s performing groups, he has pioneered new electric guitar playing techniques. Here he performs a new score of his, developed and arranged jointly with stargaze.

New song material will be woven into a structure of a more abstract piece reflecting on the approach of baroque soloist ensemble typical for Kaleidoskop and also evident in Charles Avison’s  (1685-1757) Concerto grosso No. 3 , which is programmed alongside the uncompromising Light a capella by the Berlin composer sebastian claren and the thrilling and alarming Fuel by New York composer julia wolfe and video artist bill morrison.


Sebastian Claren (1965) – Licht a capella (2011)
Dutch premiere

Julia Wolfe (1958) – Fuel

video Bill Morrison

Charles Avison ( 1709 – 1770 ) – Concerto grosso nr. 3, d-moll (1744)after Domenico Scarlatti(1685-1757)

Lee Ranaldo (1956) – New work – World Premiere

Commissioned by stargaze, Holland Festival and Sydney Festival

Lee Ranaldo, guitars
Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
André de Ridder, conductor